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Complete illustrated version of Mark Twain's classic book.

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A PIOUS KING.
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and 1 stood behind the king and the duke's chairs and waited on them, and the niggers waited on the rest. Mary Jane she set at the head of the table, with Susan along side of her, and said how bad the biscuits was, and how mean the preserves was, and how ornery and tough the fried chickens was—and all that kind of rot, the way women always do for to force out compliments; and the people all knowed everything was tip-top, and said so—said " How do you get biscuits to brown so nice ?" and " Where, for the land's sake did you get these amaz'n pick­les ?" and all that kind of hum­bug talky-talk, just the way people always does at a supper, you know.
And when it was all done, me and the hare-lip had supper in the kitchen off of the leavings, whilst the others was helping the niggers clean up the things. The hare-lip she got to pumping me about
England, and blest if I didn't think the ice was getting mighty thin, sometimes. She says:
" Did you ever see the king ? "
"Who? William Fourth ? Well, I bet I have—he goes to our church." I knowed he was dead years ago, but I never let on. So when I says he goes to our church, she says :
"What—regular?"
"Yes—regular. His pew's right over opposite ourn—on 'tother side the pulpit."